account arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right closecontact-us emailFacebookheart instagramjoin linkedin phonepinterestplaysearch twitteryoutube

Thames & Severn Canal – Cotswold Canals

Originally conceived as part of a canal route between Bristol and London, the canal connects to the Stroudwater Navigation at Wallbridge near Stroud and to the Thames at the recently restored Inglesham Lock near Lechlade. 

Thames & Severn Canal Map

Facts & Stats

28 .8 miles


The length of the Thames & Severn Canal.

44 locks

when constructed – some have been restored.


(3.48 km)

The length of Sapperton Tunnel – to be restored.

Local Events

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

Sustainable Boating

We want boating on canals and rivers to be more sustainable and – even though the current overall contribution to UK carbon emissions is very small – we want to help reduce emissions on the waterways.

Waterways Heritage at Risk

Britain’s canals and rivers are a unique, living heritage. But that heritage is at risk – from urban development, lack of protection, loss of skills and knowledge and climate change.

You can help Save Waterways Heritage.

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

Local activities